4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Plays for 4/16/16
Building daily fantasy baseball lineups can be intimidating. On any given slate, you have a massive number of options in front of you and a ton of factors to consider.
We're here to help take some of that burden off and break down some hitters who you can slot into your lineup for nice and cheap, while still being well-positioned to provide your lineup with solid fantasy production.
Let's take a look at where we can find value on today's slate.
Justin Bour, 1B, Miami Marlins
FanDuel Price: $2,500
Bour has a career .353 wOBA and .215 ISO against righties, while Norris has been awful against left-handed hitters, allowing a .354 wOBA.
Bour hasn't been hugely productive to start this season, but that's serving to keep his salary very low. With today's matchup, he has major upside that you're not often going to see out of someone so cheap.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, Baltimore Orioles
FanDuel Price: $2,800
Pedro Alvarez is another nice cheap option at first base, and while his numbers aren't quite as promising as Bour's tonight, he does give you exposure to an Orioles offense that will likely be more productive than the Marlins today.
Alvarez is up against right-hander Colby Lewis, who has a 4.16 SIERA and has allowed a .354 wOBA to left-handed hitters.
Alvarez has a solid .340 career wOBA and .226 ISO, and has the added benefit of this game being played at the hitter-friendly Globe Life Park.
Rougned Odor, 2B, Texas Rangers
FanDuel Price: $3,300
On the other side of that Rangers/Orioles game, Texas has the highest implied total of the night at 5.03.
Odor is an inexpensive way to get exposure to the highest projected offense of the night, while he also has some big upside on his own.
Adam Jones, OF, Baltimore Orioles
FanDuel Price: $2,900
Back to the Orioles Adam Jones has a lot of promise tonight.
Rangers' starter Colby Lewis has a career 4.16 SIERA (and has posted marks worse than 4.2 over the past two seasons) and has allowed a .317 wOBA to righties. Not a terrible number, but not enough to scare me off of Jones.
Jones, a righty, actually hits better against right-handed pitching, with a career .343 wOBA and .194 ISO.
The Orioles/Rangers game has the highest over/under on the slate at 9.5, and Jones' promising numbers combined with his low salary make him another excellent way to get exposure to that game.